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Trains from London to Cologne

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from London to Cologne. Traveling by train from London to Cologne usually takes around 6 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest Non-federally owned railway company train can make the trip in 4 hours and 11 minutes.

Distance309 mi (498 km)
Fastest train4h 11m
Lowest price£90.18
Most frequent serviceNon-federally owned railway company
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Which train should you take from London to Cologne?

Non-federally owned railway company is the one and only train line which connects London to Cologne. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Non-federally owned railway company46h 6m£110.50
  • Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company train tickets from London to Cologne start from £90, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 Non-federally owned railway company schedules to Cologne. Non-federally owned railway company in London leaves from London St. Pancras International . And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station .

    From London to Cologne train travel on Non-federally owned railway company takes 6 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, Non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 11 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Non-federally owned railway company offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Cologne.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from London to Cologne during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from London to Cologne?

The distance between London and Cologne is approximately 309 miles, or 498 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 11 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from London to Cologne are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs London at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from London to Cologne?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Cologne to London.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Cologne

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There's no shortage of sights, culture, history, and adventure in Cologne, an alluring city on the Rhine. One of the most famous landmarks of the city is the Cologne Cathedral. This Gothic building and UNESCO World Heritage site remains the most iconic structure in the city. In fact, the Cologne Cathedral is the most visited landmark in Germany. Next door, the Museum Ludwig contrasts the cathedral's sense of history with an impressive collection of modern art, including works by Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.

Cologne's breadth of museums also caters to a younger crowd. Families with children should head to the Cologne Chocolate Museum along the river or the Cologne Zoological Garden for memorable, kid-friendly experiences.

Foodies, rejoice! Cologne is home to mouthwatering German delicacies and upscale restaurants. Start your day with breakfast at Café Sehnsucht. For lunch, visit Herings Im Martinswinkel, and for dinner, head over to Bei Oma Kleinmann to feel like you're visiting your long-lost German grandmother.

Trains like Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, and FlixTrain connect Cologne to other major European cities, including Munich, Paris, and Vienna. You can also catch a coach from Cologne on FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, Sindbad, Union Ivkoni, or Columbuzz. Plus, the Cologne Bonn Airport is a large, well-outfitted airport with daily international flights for travelers coming from afar.

Station Information

Where is the train station in London?

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Departure stations

A treasure of British architecture, London St Pancras International first opened in 1868. After a major refit in 2007, its main concourse became home to Eurostar trains to Europe via the Channel Tunnel. Domestic services are available from Thameslink, Southeastern and East Midlands Railway franchises connecting St Pancras to England's southeast and destinations as far north as Sheffield. The concourse contains some of London's most beloved stores alongside plenty of dining options and seating. It is linked directly with the London Underground—don't forget to "mind the gap!" London's iconic red buses stop at Euston Road and Midland Road, also an arrival and departure point for National Express long-distance coach services.

All train stations in London:

  • London St. Pancras International

Where is the train station in Cologne?

Arrival stations

Cologne has one train station.

Train stations in Cologne:

  • Central Station

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